Rarely does anything annoy me, but animal cruelty and injustice just about makes my blood boil!
On the 19th May 2010, Lennox, a five year old American Bull dog Labrador cross was wrongfully seized by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens from his loving family home where he lives with his owners and his kennel mates. Lennox committed no crime nor did any member of the public complain about him. Three Belfast City Council Dog Wardens came with the PSNI to his home unannounced. The Dog Wardens then told the Police to leave as there was no need for them at the location. The Belfast City Council Dog Wardens then had tea with his owners, smoked cigarettes, chatted, played with the other family dogs after which the Dog Wardens then measured Lennox’s muzzle and rear legs with a dress maker’s tape measure and decided on those measurements without seeking any professional advice that he was possible “Pit Bull Type Breed” and so he was led from his home to be put to death by the Council. Northern Ireland has yet to fully implement the same dog legislation as mainland UK; if Northern Ireland were to complete the dog legislation here then Lennox could now be at home with his family and they would not now be facing legal prosecution. The USPCA said the law in Northern Ireland could be changed simply and rather quickly by an order in Council.
On March 29th 2011, a judge ruled Lennox to be destroyed. His owners will launch an appeal but right now, Lennox needs all the support he can get. Myself and over 29000 Facebook supporters would be eternally grateful if you could give Lennox's case some exposure.
Today is Lennox 6th birthday, he has spent almost a year locked away with no contact allowed from his family...please help and sign his official petition, join his facebook campaign or make a donation through his website!
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